Beef consumption and beef demand

Creekstone Farms Premium Beef, LLC, a supplier of premium USDA-certified beef and pork products, announced on Oct. 22 that it is breaking ground for a new $35 million refrigerated distribution center at its plant in Arkansas City, KS.

The warehouse will be a total of 41,334 square feet consisting of a 35,311-square-foot main floor footprint and 6,023-square-foot mezzanine area, and will include an automated storage and retrieval system capable of handling 27,000 boxes in a nine-hour day with more than 37,000 box storage locations.

“This new distribution center will help our company manage our expanding business and ensure that we continue to meet our customers’ service level expectations,” said Kazunobu Nomura, Creekstone president and CEO.

He added, “This major investment by the Marubeni Group shows the commitment that Creekstone’s parent company has in Creekstone Farms, its employees and customers. We are very excited to get this project completed as it will be a catalyst allowing for growth to meet our customer demands.”

The new distribution center is expected to be fully operational by the fall of 2019.

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